Since 2001, the Frist Art Museum has brought internationally acclaimed exhibitions to our community, exposing many to contemporary art for the first time. The appetite for the art of our time has grown and continues to impact the local art scene. With this acute appreciation in mind, the Friends of Contemporary Art was started in 2015 to support the Frist’s organization and presentation of contemporary exhibitions. Consider joining the Friends of Contemporary Art today.



In appreciation for supporting contemporary art at the Frist, we extend the following opportunities to Friends:

• Chances to meet contemporary artists and visit their studios
• Exclusive travel offers
• Access to Frist Art Museum curators through special gatherings
• VIP access to Frist Art Museum contemporary art events
• Social gatherings with other contemporary art enthusiasts


Current and upcoming contemporary art exhibitions at the Frist:

Liliana Porter: Man with Axe and Other Stories
February 5–May 2, 2021

N2020: Community Reflections
Online exhibition
March 3–August 1, 2021

Bethany Collins: Evensong
June 11–September 12, 2021

Kara Walker: Cut to the Quick
From the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation

July 23–October 10, 2021

DONATE. GIVE. SUPPORT.
Please consider supporting the Frist Art Museum with a donation. Your gift is essential to our mission of serving the community through the arts and art access, in particular. We truly appreciate your generosity.